Wednesday, January 23, 2013

He Bought Me a Tiller! Weee!

I am excited, my hubby bought me a tiller for my garden.  It is a small electric one.  We had a gas powered one that literally rotted in a space of a year, and it lived on the back porch covered.  So, I was excited when he said he wanted to buy me another one but, this one would be electric.  I wasn't all that excited at first and then I read the reviews...5 stars across the board.  I thought about it and said okay.  Anything has to be better than doing it all by hand.  It is back breaking labor.  I am a Texan I can take it, maybe when I was in my teens and twenties, 42 is a whole different story.  Back pain at this age can side line me for a while. 

This morning was blood work to see where my A1c is and to check my horrible cholesterol levels.  I have been taking my fish pills 4 times a day.  I have the lemon based ones that don't give that ick burp.  I can't deal with that fishy burp, it is just beyond gross.  Kinda like the mangosteen juice I have right now.  I can deal with the one that tastes like paste, it doesn't bother me.  This new one...I think it would be like licking a pine tree.  It is truly awful.  I want to lick a paper towel afterwards to get rid of the taste. 

I had to double up on my probiotic caps while I was sick with the crud.  I haven't had a flu shot in about a year but, I didn't get the flu.  I had some sort of a cold, or virus.  No fever, just felt really run down.  So, I knew I wasn't one of those poor individuals that had the flu. 

I am not knitting right now.  I am working on crocheting blanket number 5. I call it number 4 since it is the 4th one in a series.  I plan on donating it to my DAR chapter and selling voices to help raise funds for the chapter.  It will have serious yarn in it.  Then I have to crochet another one and it will be the last one for a while unless someone else decides they want one.  I have enough yarn left over to do one more and that is it. 
I still haven't cast on for my sweater.  I haven't had the time.  I am trying to get my home de-cluttered.  I have a huge garage sale pile.  I want to clean out the stuff we haven't used in 2 years or more.  Some of it we haven't used in 10 years.  It has to go. 

This weekend, I have to dig out a damask rose, it is going to leave the place in pieces.  I am sick of it scratching me and scarring me up.  It has long needle sharp thorns and a profusion of them.  We need the space for tomatoes.  :)  The bourbon rose is staying where it is.  I love that rose.  We also have to trim the rosemary bush back some, it died on one side and then we also have to clean out some scrub brush out of the flower bed.  It should be a busy weekend for us. 

Gary also has to trim the oak trees back and the pineapple guave needs to be trimmed before we get a letter from the HOA that says it needs to be reshaped and trimmed.  Then he has to find the time to pressure wash the side of the house since it has the mold coming back.  The mold letter should be coming out soon.  Every year like clock work that letter comes out.  We know about it, we just have to deal with it. 

Once we get the house cleaned up and de-cluttered, my crafting table will have to be put together.  I can't wait for that to happen.  It means I can get back to sewing and with a nice big cutting table, it means no more leaning over on the floor to cut out patterns.

I need to make more lavender sachets for the closets and for the dryer.  Oh, they work wonderfully in the dryer, I wet them down in the sink and then throw them into the dryer with the clothes and sheets.  The sachets come out fluffier and the laundry smells great! 

No comments:

Post a Comment